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well.... What a weekend......
Everything seemed to be going well on Friday night, but Saturday morning is when it all stopped...
Collected the boat on Saturday morning and it was not what i was expecting... none of the equipment that i was expecting, and the boat needed lots of work on it, but seemed that there was not a lot that could be done and as we were here to enjoy our self just ignored this and set off to meet Richard and everyone - 30 Min's later had used 75ll of fuel - so we were un able to go round the IOW as planned as we were drinking fuel.
so we decided to fill up at cowes and head back to the hamble and plod about on there.
Woke up on Sunday morning, very over cast but got v-nice so looked forward to a nice day on the hamble and on the Solent, went to fill up again, (another 50 on fuel - Total Fuel Cost for the weekend 190.00) as we were leaving the hamble, a little yellow boat came after us with blue light and making a funny noise. (umm is it after me...I'm sure i payed for the petrol) Well pulled over and it was the Harbour Master... Only to find out that the company that i have got the boat from has had all of his charter licenses taken from him and that in fact it was an illegal charter
They let me continue as the said i was not at fault.
So... i called the guy who i got the boat from and he said that there was nothing wrong with the boat and it was that the harbour masters were just been a pain, and i had taken the boat on my qualifications but i explained that i would like to speak face to face and get some money back, only to find that...will let you guess...........yep he is not around.
Dose anyone have any advice as to what to do next..